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Terrorist Kills Israeli Father of 12 And Teenage Israeli Soldier. Palestinians Celebrate Him As ‘Pure.’

In yet another of the countless examples of why Israel has no “partner for peace” when it comes to Israeli-Palestinian Arab negotiations, a 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed a 19-year-old Israeli soldier to death Sunday, stole his gun, shot a father of 12 children to death, and was eventually killed by Israeli Defense forces in a firefight. Fatah, which has close ties with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, lauded the terrorist as a martyr and “pure.” On March 10, Abbas, who has been a member of Fatah, appointed Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, as prime minister.

Omar Abu Leila started his bloody, murderous day on Sunday by stabbing Staff Sgt. Gal Keidan, 19, to death at the Ariel Junction; Keidan hailed from the town of Beersheba. After murdering Keidan, the terrorist stole his rifle. The BBC reported that according to Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col Jonathan Conricus, the terrorist fired at three vehicles, one of which was driven by Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, 47, a father of 12 children and the head of the Oz and Emunah yeshiva in the Neve Sha’anan neighborhood of southern Tel Aviv. Ynet reported that Ettinger’s family said he prevented further atrocities by the terrorist by opening fire at him before he was shot to death.

So how did Fatah describe the terrorist on its Facebook page? A Google translate version goes like this: “The people of the martyr Umar Abu Leila and the Fatah movement accept the condolences in the town of Zawia in Burhan Al Salakhi Hall starting from this day at 10 am for three days. May Allah have mercy on the heroic martyr, knowing that his pure body remains in the grip of the criminal occupation army.”

Jason Greenblatt, assistant to President Trump and Special Representative for International Negotiations, was furious, tweeting, “As Israel mourns 2 victims who were murdered in cold blood by a Palestinian terrorist & another victim is recuperating from this attack, Fatah glorifies the terrorist as ‘the perfect person,’ ‘heroic’ & the “Rambo of Palestine.’ What more need I say?!?!”

As The Daily Wire reported, in February 2018, for the second time in a month, a young rabbi living in Israel was slaughtered by a Palestinian terrorist. Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal, 29, a father of four young children, was murdered in cold blood by a 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist. Eyewitnesses and video footage reportedly show that the terrorist sneaked up to the rabbi from behind and stabbed him in the back several times, whereupon the rabbi collapsed to the sidewalk. Ben Gal was on his way to welcome eight-day-old nephew into his covenant with God.

In January 2018, Rabbi Raziel Shevah, a father of six, was murdered in cold blood by a terrorist named Ahmed Jarrar. Fatah celebrated Jarrar on Twitter:

In March 2018, one month after Rabbi Ben Gals’ murder, The Daily Wire reported of three more Jews murdered by Palestinian terrorists while Abbas remained silent:

Over the weekend, three Israelis were murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists — two young soldiers murdered by a terrorist who rammed into them in Samaria, and a young father of four who was stabbed to death by a terrorist in Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, of course, there was no condemnation of the attacks from the Palestinian Authority. That’s not surprising, considering the PA has rewarded terrorists for killing Israelis before. It’s even less surprising when you consider that PA president Mahmoud Abbas called David Friedman, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, a “son of a dog” when Friedman slammed the PA for not condemning the murderous attacks.

In June 2018, an 18-year-old Israeli girl was stabbed repeatedly in the upper body by a Palestinian terrorist, as The Daily Wire reported.

In October 2018, after a Palestinian terrorist murdered two Israeli Jews in cold blood, one a 28-year-old mother of a one-year-old son, and another who was a 35-year old father of three, Palestinians passed out candy.

Ten days ago was the seventh anniversary of the brutal slaughter of an Israeli family in their home by two Palestinian terrorists, including the decapitation of a three-month-old infant:

Talk of Israel having a “partner for peace” rings hollow in the face of the carnage inflicted on innocent Jews for decades in the name of Palestinian terrorism.